Definition of replica
1 : an exact reproduction (as of a painting) executed by the original artist a replica of this was painted … this year — Constance Strachey
2 : a copy exact in all details DNA makes a replica of itself sailed a replica of the Viking ship; broadly : copy this faithful, pathetic replica of a Midwestern suburb — G. F. Kennan
Examples of replica in a Sentence
We toured a replica of the ship.
It's an authentic replica of an ancient Greek urn.
Recent Examples of replica from the Web
The first 40,000 fans at Saturday's game against Arizona will receive a replica of the statue.
Cuba showed off a replica of the Granma yacht used by Fidel Castro to sail to Cuba from Mexico at the start of his rebel movement in 1956.
A collection of nine black powder rifles, replicas of the sort used in the Revolutionary and Civil wars.
It was restored last year and its 14-foot tall replica bulb shines in the night.
European regulators have already approved Samsung’s near-replicas of two rheumatoid-arthritis drugs this year.
A scale replica of Christ Church, a picturesque Gothic parish church in Bristol, was built on the town square.
A replica of the famous photo of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945, sits in Bill Montgomery’s apartment.
Still, the proliferation of replicas does stand to diminish the value of the real thing.
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Origin and Etymology of replica
Italian, repetition, from replicare to repeat, from Late Latin, from Latin, to fold back — more at reply
First Known Use: 1824
Synonym Discussion of replica
REPLICA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of replica for English Language Learners
: an exact or very close copy of something
REPLICA Defined for Kids
Definition of replica for Students
: a very exact copy
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